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Will Microsoft's Acquistion of Minecraft Lead to Another Marketing Platform?

Sep 17, 2014 - The popular game has always been ad-free. Could Microsoft's recent acquisition change this? Industry participants are divided. Comments

When It Comes to Events, Define Your Purpose and ROI First

conference-planning Sep 8, 2014 - When planning a marketing event, it's important to clearly define its purpose and calculate the return on investment before you get started. Doing so will help all the other event decisions fall easily into place. Comments

Yahoo Style Takes a Splash at Native Advertising

Yahoo Sep 5, 2014 - The latest in a series of online magazines with which Yahoo is rebranding itself, Yahoo Style has ads that blend in with its fashion features. Comments

Saks Beefs Up Social Commerce With the Shoppable Selfie

saksstyle Sep 4, 2014 - The department store launched #SaksStyle, a shoppable hub curated by customers who contribute their pictures from social media sites. Comments

Did Native Advertising Just Have the Best Summer Ever?

nyt-native-ad Sep 4, 2014 - Native advertising really seemed to come into its own this summer, with major campaigns generating mainstream buzz about the up-and-coming ad format. Comments

The Future Is Now

Handshake Sep 4, 2014 - Recent partnerships between unlikely brands are an indication that the prediction that consumers will shape how businesses are run has come to fruition. Comments

Storytelling for Brands: How Blockbuster Should I Be?

blockbuster-storytelling Aug 28, 2014 - Storytelling is an extremely important aspect of content marketing. This piece from ClickZ Training looks at what makes a good brand story and what effective storytelling will cost your business. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Strives to Improve Customer Stays With App Upgrade

ritzcarlton Aug 27, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton is looking to bring its signature luxury to mobile users by making it easier for them to check in and out with mobile check-in, among other enhancements to its app. Comments

Want to Get More From Your Social Media? Be "Interestinger"

social-media-content-boring Aug 22, 2014 - Even if you're doing everything else right, like scheduling posts for the proper time, including images, and using the correct tools, if your content is boring, you won't see engagement. Comments

What the Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About Engagement

ice-bucket Aug 21, 2014 - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been the viral event of the summer, but what can it teach social media marketers about engagement? Comments

3 Ways to Shorten Your B2B Sales Cycle Through Personal Branding

shortened-sales-cycle Aug 21, 2014 - Creating a personal brand and using social media to strengthen it can help you greatly shorten your sales cycle and ultimately achieve better results. Comments

Social Engagement Comes in Many Forms [#CZLSF]

Social Media Sharing Aug 15, 2014 - At her session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, IBM's social business strategist discussed the ways in which several brands have excelled at engagement. Comments

Mondelez's Bonin Bough on Marketers and the "Hackonomy" [#CZLSF]

bonin-bough-czlsf-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video, Bough discusses the meaning of the term "hackonomy" and explains how brands that disrupt the norm will come out on top, as well as what this means for future generations of marketers. Comments

These 3 Digital Marketing Trends Are About to Change Advertising

digital-marketing-trends-1 Aug 14, 2014 - While there has been much talk about the biggest marketing trends of the year, here are a few categories that haven't been included in most 2014 trend lists but that are experiencing rapid growth as well. Comments

Why You Should Get Involved in Organic Social Media - and How to Do It Right

Social Media Sharing Aug 11, 2014 - Brands that engage in organic social media strategies can better engage with their audiences and develop more meaningful connections. Here's how to develop an organic social media technique in the right way. Comments

Under Armour Uses Star Power to Boost Content Marketing Efforts

video-monetization Aug 11, 2014 - The brand’s five-part video series starring NFL quarterback Cam Newton demonstrates how an athlete's popularity can propel a brand's content marketing strategy even if they don’t explicitly promote a product. Comments

Sprint’s Frobinson Framily Hits the Road in a Digital Content Initiative

publisher-roadmap Aug 8, 2014 - Sprint has partnered with Roadtrippers to plot a summertime road trip for its Frobinson framily, but experts say the campaign's goals and ROI potential are unclear. Comments

3 Start-Up Lessons From Television

tv-static Aug 7, 2014 - Although the tech industry of the silver screen is of course a bit more glamorous and dramatic than that of the real world, there are still lessons to be learned from the TV portrayal of start-ups. Comments

How to Capture Your Audience With Online Branding

Audience Targeting Aug 3, 2014 - As the digital environment in Asia continues to develop, competition will increase and new advertising formats will emerge. Brands need to carefully consider the user experience and create engaging, interactive content in order to reach consumers online... Comments

Content Bubble II: What Metrics Matter?

content-shutterstock-153628586 Aug 1, 2014 - In part two of this series on how to effectively measure content marketing, a look at whether attention or engagement are good enough indicators of return on investment (ROI)? Comments

How One Pair of Shoes Can Drive Digital Publishing Success

cbanner-shoes Aug 1, 2014 - When you view a pair of shoes on a retailer's website, but don't purchase them right away, the shoes follow you around the Internet, showing up on nearly every site you visit. Publishers can learn a lot from these shoe retailers' tactics. Comments

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